A Twitter account used by international news agency Thomson Reuters was compromised this week, by hackers affiliated to the Syrian Electronic Army.
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Earlier estimates of “trillion-dollar” damage to the world economy may have overstated the financial impact of cybercrime, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Two researchers are to demonstrate a “hack” that allows control over automobile systems including brakes and steering in models by Ford and Toyota – overriding the commands sent by the driver.
The popular messaging app Tango has been hacked – and hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) claims to have accessed “millions” of users’ personal details, downloading 1.5 terabytes of information.
An Apple developer website was hacked last week, and has remained offline for days after an attack which Apple admits may have exposed, “names, mailing addresses, and email addresses.” A security researcher has claimed that the hack exposed up to 100,000 users’ details.
New “ransomware” attempts to terrify users into paying up by using the name of Britain’s SOCA crime unit – the Serious Organized Crime Agency, dealing with drugs, people smuggling, human trafficking, major gun crime, fraud and computer crime.
More than half of securities exchanges around the world faced cyber attacks last year, according to a paper released by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
A Texas restaurant chain is suing one of its suppliers over a point-of-sale system which allowed hackers to steal customer data – claiming that card-processing giant Micros Systems supplied units which failed to meet security guidelines.
A $250 signal-boosting device for cellphone users can be hacked, two researchers claim – offering total access to phone calls, internet use and text messages on devices connected to the “femtocell”.
Cyber risk has shot up in importance for company CEOs and senior executives, according to an Ipsos survey for Lloyds Risk Index 2013.
Governments around the world are recruiting “cyber-mercenaries” – groups of skilled cyber professionals who target institutions such as banks and energy companies, British politicians have warned.
The threat of cyber attack loomed over the opening ceremony for the London Olympics last year, officials have revealed.
A sustained brute force cyber attack battered Nintendo’s defences for a month this summer – and allowed cybercriminals access to private data such as names, addresses and phone numbers for up to 24,000 accounts.
Investment research firm Morningstar says that personal information including credit card numbers for clients, email addresses and passwords may have been compromised during an intrusion into its systems in April 2012.
Many industries are now being targeted by well-tailored spear-phishing scams, the FBI has warned, with emails containing accurate information about victims, harvested from social networks or from previous intrusions into the same network.
Game publisher Ubisoft has fallen victim to a website hack, which exposed data including email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords.
Cybercriminals have targeted U.S. energy companies with a wave of brute force cyber attacks, according to the Industrial Control Systems Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT).
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Every month, around 70 sophisticated cyber espionage campaigns target government or industry networks, Sir Iain Lobban, head of Britain’s GCHQ spy agency said.